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UK Medical Heritage Library

The UK Medical Heritage Library brings together books and pamphlets from 10 research libraries in the UK, focused on the 19th and early 20th century history of medicine and related disciplines. This ongoing digitisation project is funded by Jisc (http://www.jisc-content.ac.uk/) and the Wellcome Library (http://wellcomelibrary.org). The UK Medical Heritage Library is a sub-set of the Medical Heritage Library (archive.org/details/medicalheritagelibrary).

UK Medical Heritage Library partners include:

  • King's College London
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Royal College of Physicians of London
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • University of Bristol
  • UCL (University College London)
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Leeds
  • Wellcome Library

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collections
152,281
texts
Year
1,187
1967
1,207
1966
1,224
1965
1,241
1964
1,238
1963
1,257
1962
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Topics & Subjects
60,907
Water Supply
59,783
Sanitation
59,262
Public Health
59,028
Disease Outbreaks
3,078
School Health Services
2,539
Medicine
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8,264
royal college of surgeons of england
2,420
royal college of physicians of edinburgh
1,305
royal college of physicians of london
1,304
university of glasgow. library
461
royal college of physicians of london. n 80046799
330
royal college of physicians of edinburgh. n 82024440
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Language
116,190
English
15,612
French
10,618
German
3,265
Latin
1,845
Italian
1,323
Spanish
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Royal College of Surgeons of England
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21,496
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1.4M
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The Royal College of Surgeons of England is a professional membership organisation of 20,000 UK and international members, and registered charity, which exists to advance surgical standards and improve patient care. The College received its first Royal Charter in 1800 but traces its origins to the Company of Barber-Surgeons, established in 1540. In 1745, the Barber-Surgeons were split by an Act of Parliament into two bodies and the Company of Surgeons was established. The Hunterian Museum ,...
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE)
collection
10,472
ITEMS
1.2M
VIEWS
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The RCPE is an independent standard-setting body and professional membership organisation. Our aim is to improve and maintain the quality of patient care. We help qualified doctors to pursue their careers in specialist (internal) medicine through medical examinations, education and training. We also provide resources and information to support and facilitate professional development for physicians throughout their careers. The Library was founded in 1682 when Sir Robert Sibbald, one of the...
University of Glasgow Library
collection
5,392
ITEMS
638,909
VIEWS
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This collection contains items from the University of Glasgow Library. Glasgow University is a broad based, research intensive institution with a global reach, and has been teaching medicine since 1714. The University's Libra ry's medical collections cover all subject areas and are particularly strong in anatomy, surgery, clinical medicine, public health, sanitation and homeopathic medicine.
Royal College of Physicians
collection
4,149
ITEMS
545,548
VIEWS
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The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is the professional body for physicians, with over 30,000 members and fellows across the globe. The RCP has an extensive library , started at the foundation of the RCP in 1518 and maintained and developed today. The rare books and special collections are displayed in public exhibitions and can be viewed in person by making a research appointment with the library. 20th-century collections are available to all for reference access in the library reading room....
University of Leeds Library
collection
3,775
ITEMS
518,816
VIEWS
collection
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Leeds University Library is one of the major academic research libraries of the UK, attracting students and scholars from around the world to its rich and extensive print, online and manuscript collections gathered during its 100 -year history. The Library has some of the UK's outstanding collections of rare books and manuscripts, and five of its premier Special Collections have been awarded "designated status" under the national scheme for recognising world class collections held in...
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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with 3,900 students and more than 1,000 staff worki ng in over 100 countries. The School is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK, and was recently cited as the world's leading research-focused graduate school. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence...
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This collection contains items from the Foyle Special Collections Library, King's College London. The Foyle Special Collections Library holds over 180,000 printed books and journals, as well as maps, slides, sound recordings and manuscript material, spanning the humanities, sciences and social sciences and ranging in date from the 15th century to the present day. The history of medicine is a notable strength of these holdings, which include the historical library collections of St. Thomas's...
University of Bristol Library
collection
943
ITEMS
157,756
VIEWS
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The University of Bristol Library serves the needs of one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities. Its special collections reflect the broad scope of the institution’s research and teaching, ranging from important deposits of publishing archive, through leading geological collections to the library and archive of the National Liberal Club, a key source for public debate in the nineteenth-century. The present collection is drawn from the library of the Bristol Medical School...
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Library & Archives Service
by Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
texts
eye 22,632
favorite 4
comment 0
At head of title: To members of parliament and others
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Unwin, J. D. (Joseph Daniel), 1895-1936.; Unwin, J. D. (Joseph Daniel), 1895-1936
texts
eye 19,287
favorite 27
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"Notes and references": p. [433]-617. Bibliography: p. [624]-642
Topics: Primitive societies, Sexual ethics, Sex, Culture
Wellcome Library
by Grose, Francis, 1731?-1791. n 50032813
texts
eye 13,650
favorite 10
comment 1
ESTC
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Topic: English language
Royal College of Surgeons of England
by Royal College of Surgeons of England
texts
eye 6,936
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The Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Topic: Social Conditions
Issued in a limited edition of "only three thousand copies"
Topics: Erotic literature, Erotic art, Sex in literature, Pornography, Sex, Prostitution, Homosexuality,...
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Topics: Photography of the nude, Photography, Erotic
3000 copies were privately printed by the anthropological branch of the Falstaff Press in 1933
Topics: Paraphilias, Sex, Homosexuality, Prostitution, Erotica, Nudity
Edition limited to 300 numbered copies on French hand-made paper"
Topic: Sex
Wellcome Library
by Solomon, King of Israel. n 80024516; Mathers, S. L. MacGregor (Samuel Liddell MacGregor)
texts
eye 5,453
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Limited ed. of 500 numbered copies
Topic: Jewish magic
Copy no. 631 of a limited edition of 775 numbered and signed copies
Topics: Phallicism, Religion and Sex
UCL Library Services, University College London (UCL)
by Bernard, Claude; University College, London. Library Services
texts
eye 4,879
favorite 2
comment 0
This material has been provided by UCL Library Services. The original may be consulted at UCL (University College London)
Topic: Medicine
Royal College of Physicians
by Johnson, Francis, 1796?-1876; East India Company; Royal College of Physicians of London
texts
eye 4,782
favorite 1
comment 0
This material has been provided by Royal College of Physicians, London. The original may be consulted at Royal College of Physicians, London
Topics: Persian Language, Arabic Language, Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE)
by Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
texts
eye 3,965
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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Wellcome Library
by Bloch, Iwan, 1872-1922; Forstern, William H
texts
eye 3,959
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Published in 1938 under title: Sexual life in England, past and present
Topics: Sex, Marriage, Prostitution, Flagellation, Erotica, Homosexuality, Morals
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE)
by Hooper, David, 1858-1947; Warden, C. J. H. (Charles James Hislop), 1851-1900; Dymock, William, 1834-1892; Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
texts
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Note: Vol. 3 has no general t.p. Vol. 4 Index and appendix
Topics: Plants, Medicinal, Materia Medica
Unabridged reprint of Barrett's Magus, London, 1801
Topics: Magic, Occultism, Alchemy
Wellcome Library
by Hirschfeld, Magnus, 1868-1935; Gaspar, Andreas
texts
eye 3,862
favorite 1
comment 0
Includes bibliographies
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Sex, Erotica, War, Rape, Military Personnel
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Bloch, Iwan, 1872-1922
texts
eye 3,834
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Topics: Sadomasochism, Erotica, Flagellation, Sex, Sexual Behavior, Homosexuality, Sexually Transmitted...
Cont: v. 1. A to F -- v. 2. G to Z
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Topic: Technology - Dictionaries
Wellcome Library
by Chaleix-Vivie, Dr; Audebert, Dr
texts
eye 3,582
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Includes bibliographic footnotes
Topic: Abortion, Incomplete
UCL Library Services, University College London (UCL)
by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Council; University College, London. Library Services
texts
eye 3,514
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Includes index
Topics: Pharmacopoeias, Pharmacopoeias as Topic
Wellcome Library
by Ploss, Hermann Heinrich, 1819-1885; Bartels, Max (Maximilian), 1843-1904; Bartels, Paul, 1874-1914; Dingwall, Eric John
texts
eye 3,456
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A translation based upon "Das Weib in der Natur- und Völkerkunde : anthropologische Studien von Dr H. Ploss," Leipzig, 1885, and later editions. cf. Pref
Topics: Women, Ethnology, Sex, Women
Signatures: [A]-2U4 (leaf 2U4 is wanting)
Topic: Masturbation
Wellcome Library
by Kent, J. T. (James Tyler), 1849-1916
texts
eye 3,385
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Issued in 10 parts
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Hancarville, Pierre d', 1719-1805
texts
eye 3,359
favorite 4
comment 0
Text in English and French
Royal College of Physicians
by United States. Surgeon-General's Office; Royal College of Physicians of London
texts
eye 3,255
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comment 0
v. 1-2. Authors, A-Z.--v. 3. Supplement: Anonymous, transactions, reports, periodicals.
Topics: Military Medicine, Medical Libraries, Bibliography, Catalogues
"List of authorities": p. [535]-538
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Flagellation, Flagellants
Wellcome Library
by Itō, Tokutarō; Matsumura, Jinzō, 1856-1928
texts
eye 3,056
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comment 0
Cover title
Topic: Botany
Wellcome Library
by Hirschfeld, Magnus, 1868-1935; Gaspar, Andreas
texts
eye 3,037
favorite 1
comment 0
Includes bibliographies
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Sex, Erotica, War, Rape, Military Personnel
Wellcome Library
by Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942
texts
eye 2,993
favorite 8
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Includes bibliographical footnotes and index
Topics: Sex, Marriage, Families, Culture, Mythology
Wellcome Library
by Stern, Bernhard, 1867-1927; Berger, David, tr
texts
eye 2,929
favorite 9
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Translation of : Geschlechtsleben in der Türkei : mit Beruecksichtigung der muslemischen Nachbarlaender und der ehemaligen Vasallenstaaten : eigene Ermittlungen und gesammelte Berichte / von Bernhard Stern"
Topics: Sex, Sexual Behavior
Wellcome Trust Publications
by Galen; Singer, Charles, 1876-1960; Wellcome Historical Medical Museum
texts
eye 2,920
favorite 7
comment 0
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Topics: Medicine, Greek and Roman, Anatomy
University of Bristol Library
by Aitken, John, -1790; Smith, Richard, 1772-1843, Provenance; Bristol Royal Infirmary. Library, Provenance; University of Bristol. Library
texts
eye 2,885
favorite 0
comment 0
Library copy lacks plate with portrait
Topic: General surgery
Wellcome Sexology Collection
texts
eye 2,880
favorite 6
comment 0
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Topic: Sex customs
"The sale of this book is restricted to members of the Medical and Legal Professions, Scientists, Anthropologists, Psychologists, Sociologists, Criminologists, and Social Workers"
Wellcome Library
by Dingwall, Eric John
texts
eye 2,868
favorite 3
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Topic: Infibulation
Wellcome Library
by Moore, N. Hudson, 1857-1927. n 50004220
texts
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"List of English clockmakers": p. [163]-293; "List of American clockmakers": p. [295]-330
Topic: Clocks and watches
UCL Library Services, University College London (UCL)
by Meric, H. de; University College, London. Library Services
texts
eye 2,860
favorite 0
comment 0
This material has been provided by UCL Library Services. The original may be consulted at UCL (University College London)
King's College London, Foyle Special Collections Library
by Meckel, J. F. (Johann Friedrich), 1781-1833; Jourdan, A. J. L. (Antoine Jacques Louis), 1788-1848; Breschet, G. (Gilbert), 1784-1845; Physical Society (Guy's Hospital) former owner; St. Thomas's Hospital. Medical School Library former owner; King's College London
texts
eye 2,836
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King’s College London
Topics: Human body, Anatomy, Physiology
This material has been provided by The University of Glasgow Library. The original may be consulted at The University of Glasgow Library
Topics: Occultism, Alchemy, Magic
Wellcome Library
by Morrison, Robert, 1782-1834. n 79139159
texts
eye 2,823
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pt. 1. Chinese and English arranged according to the radicals.--pt. 2. Chinese and English arranged alphabetically.--pt. 3. English and Chinese
Topics: Chinese language, English language
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE)
by Saint-Robert, Paul, comte de, 1815-1888; Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
texts
eye 2,813
favorite 0
comment 0
This material has been provided by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. The original may be consulted at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Topic: Thermodynamics
Wellcome Library
by Bell, Benjamin, 1749-1806. n 84136209
texts
eye 2,701
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ESTC
Topic: Surgery
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Wile, Ira S. (Ira Solomon), 1877-1943.; Wile, Ira S. (Ira Solomon), 1877-1943
texts
eye 2,683
favorite 5
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Bibliography: p. 307-320
Topics: Sexual ethics, Free love, Sex, Morals, Social Conditions
Includes index
Topic: Botany
Wellcome Library
by Stekel, Wilhelm, 1868-1940.; Stekel, Wilhelm, 1868-1940
texts
eye 2,681
favorite 4
comment 1
Translation of Sadismus und Masochismus
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Paraphilias
Wellcome Library
by Broca, Paul, 1824-1880. n 80012987
texts
eye 2,669
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comment 0
Wellcome Library
texts
eye 2,642
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Library & Archives Service
by Crawford, Dirom Grey, 1857-1942; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
texts
eye 2,639
favorite 1
comment 0
Vol.2 includes bibliography, p.477-484, and index
Topics: India, History of medicine
Wellcome Trust Publications
texts
eye 2,638
favorite 1
comment 0
Cover title
Topics: Porter, Roy, 1946-2002, Medicine
"Authorities consulted and quoted": p. [xi]-xii
Topic: French language
Wellcome Library
texts
eye 2,599
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Reprinted from various sources
Topic: Tongue Neoplasms
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Berg, Karl.; Berg, Karl
texts
eye 2,536
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Topic: Sadism
Printer's imprint at foot of half-title: Knight and Compton, printers
Topics: Occultism, Alchemy, Magic
Wellcome Library
by Douglas, Elizabeth
texts
eye 2,502
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Also published Philadelphia : McKay, [191-?]
Topic: Cooking
Also published London : F. Aldor, 1936
Topics: Sexual Behavior, Sex Offenses, Paraphilias
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE)
texts
eye 2,463
favorite 1
comment 0
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Topic: Labor Complications
Wellcome Library
by Sedbergh School. nr2005012976; Wilson, B
texts
eye 2,371
favorite 1
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Compiled by B. Wilson
Topic: Sedbergh School
Wanting frontispiece?
Topics: Flagellation, Flagellants, genealogy
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Hirschfeld, Magnus, 1868-1935.; Hirschfeld, Magnus, 1868-1935
texts
eye 2,325
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Topics: Sex, Masturbation
Contains vocabularies
Topics: Egyptian language, Mythology, Religion, Folklore
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Nogaret, François Félix, 1740-1831; Rosa, Giovanni della; Elluin, François Roland, 1745-1810; Borel, Antoine, 1743-1810; Aretino, Pietro, 1492-1556. Sonetti lussuriosi. French
texts
eye 2,289
favorite 8
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"Avant-propos" (p. [5]-6) signed: Giov. della Rosa
Topics: Erotic literature, Pornography, Coitus
Wellcome Library
by Yatindranatha, Sena
texts
eye 2,286
favorite 0
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Topics: Urdu language, Urdu language
King's College London, Foyle Special Collections Library
by Audouin, Jean Victor, 1797-1841; Todd, Robert Bentley, 1809-1860 former owner; King's College London
texts
eye 2,267
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comment 0
Library lacks Vol. 7
Topics: Natural history, Botany, Zoology
Wellcome Library
by Khory, Rustomjee Naserwanjee; Katrak, Nanabhai Navrosji
texts
eye 2,254
favorite 0
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Vol. 2 printed at the Caxton works
Topics: Herbs, Materia Medica, Plants, Medicinal
Wellcome Library
by Beale, Thomas William, -1875. n 80020579; Keene, H. G. (Henry George), 1825-1915; Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal
texts
eye 2,239
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"The names have also been printed in the Persian character."--p. v
Topic: Muslims
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Library & Archives Service
by Great Britain. Commissioners for Inquiring into the State of Large Towns and Populous Districts; Great Britain. Royal Commission on the State of Large Towns and Populous Districts; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
texts
eye 2,238
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Copies of First report, Vol. 1 (1844), in original binding, have spine title : Health of Towns Commission. First report. Causes of disease and means of prevention. Vol. I